Rod and Staff Penmanship
Penmanship for Christian Writing
This is a stand-alone handwriting course designed for grades 1 - 4. In grade 1 we also have an alternate course called "printing practice," which we recommend if you are planning on using the phonics and reading course, because it introduces the letters as they are taught in the phonics lessons. This penmanship course introduces the letters according to how the strokes are formed. Both courses in grade 1 teach "print" (straight) lettering, and you will be able to easily continue into the grade 2 penmanship course below, which reviews straight lettering and introduces cursive. Upper-grade students who need penmanship practice may choose to review the grade 4 course below.
The letter forms are quite similar to those used by Pentime penmanship (grades 1 - 8), so students should be able to switch between curriculums without much difficulty.
To see the table of contents and sample lessons, click on the curriculum sets below.
|Grade 1||Grade 2||Grade 3||Grade 4|
For higher grades, see Pentime penmanship (grades 1 - 8).